Film and Media Arts

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Regardless of area of specialty, ambitious and motivated students can pursue internships in Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and other major cities.

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Students have the opportunity to participate in the Division’s biennial full-length feature film project, produced by students with the mentorship of industry-respected faculty.

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Students can gain hands-on access to equipment the very first year and can hone their craft in scriptwriting, directing, producing, lighting, audio recording and more.

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Alumni projects have included work on Lincoln, August Rush, Jurassic Park, Supernatural, King of the Hill, Wishbone, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and other well-known productions.

Paula Goldberg

Lecturer

Paula Goldberg is an award-winning writer, producer and director. Most recently she wrote, directed and produced the short film Watershed, which debuted at Hollywood Shorts in Los Angeles. Apple, a song she co-wrote for the film with Texas duo Fortyfivenorth, can be found on iTunes and all digital outlets.

Produced screenplays include the comedy drama The Perfect Family, starring Kathleen Turner, Emily Deschanel and Jason Ritter and directed by Anne Renton; a series of feature films for Regent Entertainment; thrillers Alien Presence and Murder.com and the action film In Her Line of Fire, starring Mariel Hemingway and David Keith. The romantic comedy Out at the Wedding, starring Mike Farrell, Charlie Schlatter and Mink Stole won LOGO’s Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film and debuted on the LOGO channel on Valentine’s Day 2009.

Goldberg directed 30 episodes of the Roland Joffe MTV series Undressed. She has written, directed and produced several short films including Traveling Companion, starring Sex and the City’s Kristin Davis and The Blair Princess Project, a spoof of The Blair Witch Project which sold 5,000 copies with its own home video release.

Inappropriate Workplace, her original web series, was distributed by the Independent Comedy Network and Comedy Central in 2007.

Her work as a past board member of Women in Film Dallas spearheading scholarships and grants, along with her workshops for youth through the Dallas Film Society, showcase her commitment and belief in the next generation of filmmakers.

Education

M.F.A., Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University

Teaching

Screenwriting 1, Screenwriting 2, Film Directing, Film Acting

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